Batman #74
(December 1952-January 1953)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
44
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1952-10-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Movie That Killed Batman! (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Indexer Notes

Art credits confirmed by Mortimer, letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Novelty Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Crazy Crime Clown! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn, penciler credit verified by Sprang, and inker credit verified by Paris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Superman Shows How UNICEF Spells Help for the Children of the World! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello, Sarge. Casey reporting - What's new?
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop

The Movie That Killed Batman! (Table of Contents: 8)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger ?
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Ray Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Skid Turkel (villain, introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Penciler credit verified by Sprang, inker identification by Craig Delich, and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Little Pete / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is fun!
Genre
humor
Characters
Little Pete
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Varsity Vic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pardon me. Where is the Greek literature kept?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Varsity Vic
Reprints

Smoking Out Smugglers (Table of Contents: 13)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller [as Jim Moss] (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; crime

The Water Crimes of Mr. Hydro! (Table of Contents: 14)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mr. Hydro [Tim Flagg] (villain)

Indexer Notes

Penciler credits verified by Schwartz, letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Now More Than Ever (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

House of Mystery / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello!" "Jerry, this is Susan...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jerry the Jitterbug
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Cracker Jack / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Movie That Killed Batman!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Novelty Mart
  3. 2. The Crazy Crime Clown!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["Whoopee! This is the real wild west!"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. 6. Superman Shows How UNICEF Spells Help for the Children of the World!
    Superman
  8. 7. ["Hello, Sarge. Casey reporting - What's new?"]
    Casey the Cop
  9. 8. The Movie That Killed Batman!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  11. 10. ["This is fun!"]
    Little Pete
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  13. 12. ["Pardon me. Where is the Greek literature kept?"]
    Varsity Vic
  14. 13. Smoking Out Smugglers
  15. 14. The Water Crimes of Mr. Hydro!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  16. 15. Now More Than Ever
    House of Mystery
  17. 16. ["Hello!" "Jerry, this is Susan..."]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Cracker Jack
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